Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. For 75 years readers have chosen this book…
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Looking for the quintessential guide to Greek mythology? This is the book I studied in high school, the first time learning the stories that have stuck with me to this day (many decades later). Hamilton’s storytelling feels authentic to the voices of the original authors without being dry. Among this collection, you’ll find creation stories (think Titans, Olympians, Zeus, and Hades), fabulous love stories (Orpheus and Eurydice, Cupid and Psyche!), heroes of the Trojan War (Odysseus and Achilles) and earlier (Hercules and Perseus), famous families (Oedipus and Antigone), and monsters (Cerberus and the Minotaur). You may not sit down and…
Edith Hamilton wrote the last word on Greek myths. If any story isn't in here, it probably doesn't exist. She presents greatest stories from both Greek and Viking mythology, passed down for thousands of years, and depicts the Gods and heros of mythology as powerful beings full of very familiar human flaws.
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